My art practice draws on ideas about place, landscape, perception and memory. As my primary mediums are drawing and works on paper, I have a fascination and respect for papermaking.
In 2016-2017, I was lucky enough to be selected as a resident artist at Primrose Park Artist Studios. Part of the reason I applied for that particular space was the intention to learn papermaking after I read about a nearby facility: Primrose Paper Arts Inc. After attending a weekend course with Jill Elias, my curiosity peaked, a new “romance” began and I joined PPAI.
Having only learnt to make paper in 2016, there is so much to explore. One of the ways papermaking fits into my art practice is through mindfulness. Papermaking is a means of processing my personal history and making memory, particularly as a mode of connecting with people and place. It diversifies my skill set allowing for mercurial effects and experimentation, complementing my more mechanical or measured drawing methods.
As an emerging artist, I am incredibly fortunate. My debut in the art industry was at The Art Gallery of New South Wales as a finalist in The Dobell Prize For Drawing 2010.
Because of that profound, life-changing event I began to take my art-making seriously, practise regularly and it still encourages me to share. Since then, I have been published in “Curvy 8” 2012, a finalist in the Yen Art Awards 2013, Hutchins Art Prize 2013, North Sydney Art Prize 2011, 2013 & 2015, Cliftons Art Prize Asia-Pacific 2015 and Hornsby Art Prize 2016. In February 2017, my work was on show at Mosman Art Gallery, and then in March at Warringah Creative Space.
Above: Left – Nocturnal Harbour II, 2016. Pastel, charcoal, graphite pencil and Conté on Arches paper, 60cm x 90cm.
Right – Good Evening No.1, 2016. Pastel on Arches paper, 42cm x 29.7cm.
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